Juanita Preston, 74, of Ashland, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born Feb. 11, 1940, at Richardson, a daughter of the late Clyde Bowling and Irene Davis Bowling Boyd.
She was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Jeana Yates; a sister, Jewell Abrams; a brother-in-law, Lowell Webb; and her stepfather, Frank Boyd.
She was a housewife and a sales clerk.
Surviving are her husband, John A. Preston of Ashland; a daughter, Debbie and Tony Yates of Catlettsburg; sisters Doris Preston of Louisa, Carol Sue and Kenny Lacks of Worthington, Darlene and Danny Sartin of Fort Gay, W.Va., Peggy and Delbert Fitch of Louisa and Patricia and Keith Lacks of Russell; brothers Billy Joe and Helen Boyd of Flatwoods, Tommy and Connie Boyd of Richardson and Charles and Veronica Boyd of Greenup; a stepsister, Willa Margaret Webb of Lexington; a grandson, Shawn and Becky Yates of Catlettsburg; and special friends Roger and Linda Chaffin.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Young Funeral Home in Louisa by the Rev. Doug Kelly. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Surrounded by her loving family, Vonna Kaye Hall, 59, of Wurtland, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Vonna was born July 15, 1955, in Boyd County, to the late Willard and Ardella Hall.
She was a member of Wurtland Church of God and retired from Lester Telecommunications as a telemarketer. She was a former employee of the Ashland Unemployment Office.
Surviving are her two daughters, Michelle and husband Mitchell Gillum of Greenup and Carrie and husband Wayne Boggs of Sandy Hook; a brother, Rick Hall of Ashland; a sister, Donna Young of Ashland; four grandchildren, Blake and Troy Gillum, both of Greenup, and Dustin and Tyler Boggs, both of Sandy Hook; two nieces, Vicki Hogsten of Catlettsburg and Debi Daniels of Mount Washington; and a special friend, Ron Blair of Flatwoods.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at The Living Waters Worship Center in Cannonsburg by Pastor Timothy French. Family and friends will meet for burial at 1:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Sandy Hook.
Visitation for Vonna will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Music Family Funeral Home in Greenup.
Alta Mae Harris Hughes Williamson, 94, of Argillite, passed away July 24, 2014, in Oakmont Manor in Flatwoods.
Mae was born on June 21, 1920, in Pike County, the daughter of the late Lilly Jane Prater Harris and John Crit Harris.
She was a lifelong member of the Argillite Nazarene Church, an LPN at King’s Daughters Hospital and an avid flea market merchant.
Mae was preceded in death by husbands Woodrow Wilson Hughes and Carl Williamson; and siblings Joe Harris, Linton Harris, Gillum Harris, Jack Harris, Betty Rowe, Columbia Leibee and Plina Blythe.
She is survived by sons John (Alice) Hughes and James (Martha) Hughes; siblings Fred (Audrey) Harris, Patty (Bill) Smith and Catherine Franklin; grandchildren Johnda (Tim) Hale, Johnny (Rachel) Hughes, Jami Hughes, Kathy (Randy) Swinford, Darrell Hughes and Paul (Mandy) Hughes; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 28, 2014, at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods. The Rev. Scott Hill will officiate.
Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg in charge of services.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Dennis Gary Craft, 60, of Worthington, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, surrounded by his loving family.
Gary was born May 29, 1954, in Ashland, a son of the late Dennis A. Craft and Pauline Conley Carpenter.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, John R. Carpenter Jr.; a sister, Arthellia Bates; a brother, Steven Craft; and a grandson, Ethan Craft.
Gary loved to horseback ride, fish and spend time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Myers Craft; a son, Dennis R. Craft of Wurtland; two stepsons, Tom Rice of Greenup and Donnell Rose of Huntington, W.Va.; three daughters, Lisa Shields of Wurtland, Amber Craft of Huntington and Destiny Black of Pedro, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, George (Pam) Craft, Dan Craft and Mike (Shawna) Craft, all of Delaware, Ohio; and Robert W. (Ellen) Carpenter of Worthington; six sisters, Paula Worthington of Raceland, Cathy Greathouse of South Shore, Denise Cowgill of Delaware, Gail (Gale) Virgin of Greenup, Treva (Paul) Bates of Danelyton and Johnda (Mark) Bates of Greenup; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
The funeral services were held Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Les Grubb. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Condolences may be made at reedfuneralhome.us.
Judith Hatfield, 74, of Raceland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, surrounded by her loving family.
Judith was born May 1, 1940, in Canada, a daughter of the late Joe Stanley and Ruby Mae Smith.
She was a member of Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church, co-owner for 25 years of the Country Bow-Kay Flower Shop and a graduate of Belfry High School class of 1957. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Judy loved her church and loved to travel.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Grover Hatfield; a son, Mark (Crissy) Hatfield of Alexandria; a daughter, Kathy (Bob) Coffee of Raceland; two grandchildren, Josh Hatfield and Kayla Coffee.
The funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 2014, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, by Pastor Clyde Bowling, Brother Roger McCaleb and Brother Marvin Boggs.
Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County.
Condolences may be made at reedfuneralhome.us.
Barry Keith Mowery, 70, of Lloyd, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.
Barry was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Ashland, a son of the late Alva Jr. and Juanita Braden Mowery. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Mowery Fannin.
Barry was a member of First Baptist Church of Lloyd and was a former president of the Greenup Jaycees. He retired from AK Steel Corp. in Ashland and was a member of Steel Workers Local 1865. He was very involved with the Upward Basketball program at his church.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Chloteen Worthington Mowery; five daughters, Cindy “Sammy” (Brian) Mowery-Rogers of Long Beach, Calif., Mishawna (Ed) Glore Davis of Greenup, Darla (Troy) Glore O’Brien of Greenup, Kendra (Jason) Mowery Adkins of Greenup and Melissa (Craig) Mowery-Wellman of Greenup; eight grandchildren, Karis Blanton, Barry Adkins, Tara Rogers, Gabe O’Brien, Caroline Adkins, Brylie Bamforth, Isaiah Adkins and Lillian Wellman; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law for whom he cared deeply.
Funeral services were held July 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Lloyd by Pastor Jim Yates and Brother Doug Virgin.
Burial was in Brick Union Cemetery at Lloyd.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Lloyd Upward Basketball program.
Condolences may be sent to reedfuneralhome.us.
Sally Moore Melvin, 61, of Wurtland, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Mrs. Melvin was born Oct. 25, 1952, in Greenup, a daughter of the late Henry Alfred Sr. and Lila Hannah “June” Moore.
She was a former janitor for The Independent in Ashland.
Surviving are her husband, Gerald Melvin Jr.; a daughter, Joanna Melvin of Ironton, Ohio; a son, Micheal Melvin of Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Phyllis (Danny) Woods of Wurtland; a brother, Alfred (Debbie) Moore Jr. of Lloyd; six grandchildren, Bradleigh Melvin, Micheal Melvin Jr., Colten Melvin, Makenzie Melvin, Stephanie Burkhart and Aleigh Burkhart; and four great-grandchildren, Lila, Ada, Eme and Amelia.
The funeral was held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Jerry Moore and the Rev. Denver Woods.
Burial was in Cox-Moore Cemetery in Greenup.